Cozy Modern Kitchen Moodboard

Blue White Kitchen, Cozy Modern Kitchen, Granada Tile

We are getting ready to embark on our biggest home project to date. That's right, it's time for (*drum roll) THE KITCHEN REMODEL! Today, I'm sharing our new kitchen moodboard and some of the things we have planned. I've named my home design style "Cozy Modern." I like modern style, but I want it to feel cozy. I love rooms with a mix of sleek modern and a more rustic/industrial look with lots of fun color, of course. So that's the general look I'm going for in the kitchen.    More … [Read more...]

Our New House: House Tour Before Move-In

Welcome to our new humble abode! I snapped quite a few true "before" pictures before we even started cleaning or painting or unloading any furniture. So let me take you on a quick tour. Come on in! This is the front door you just entered from. The coat closet is on the left of the picture and the door to the garage in the bottom right corner. Here's the view as soon as you come in. This is the playrooom/library. To the right is the hallway to the bedrooms and to the left, it's totally … [Read more...]

The Spice of Life: Cute and Easy Spice Storage

spice storage

A few weeks ago, I did a quick update to my spice storage. And the results were awesome. Using washi tape and some leftover jars, I turned my mish-mash of spice jars into a fun and functional spice storage solution that happened to be really easy to do and easy to change in the future too! Win, win, win! 1. Choose the jars for your spice storage. I used Gerber baby food jars for the spices. Once they were super clean, they were the perfect size. I had two different sizes of jars. The bigger … [Read more...]

Chalking it up Again! Chalkboard Pantry

Chalkboard Pantry

While I had the chalkboard paint open working on Jaye's chalkboard dresser,I decided to whip up a chalkboard pantry as well. I used Frog Tape to tape off the inside of our pantry door. I made sure to smash the tape down really well. Then I just painted on two nice coats of chalkboard paint. It would have been better to use a foam roller, but I just used a brush. You can kind of see brush marks, but it's not too bad. After the chalkboard paint has dried for 7 days, you have to scribble all … [Read more...]

Pantry Project

Ever since we moved in our pantry (well, really our whole kitchen) has been an organizational disaster. The kitchen was scheduled for August as the "one room per month" decluttering rule, but that didn't happen for various reasons. However, I recently (finally) tackled the pantry at least. When we unpacked, we just dumped everything into the shelves all willy-nilly, helter-skelter, mishmash, you get the point. It looked bad. And it was impossible to find things. See what I mean? You didn't … [Read more...]